Kelly Thomas Killing Befuddles The Orange County Register Newsroom

Register: You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be spoon-fed the official police version!
There's no doubt that Fullerton police officers killed Kelly Thomas last July in an outrageous incident that provoked international focus on police brutality in Orange County.

I'm focusing on the word "killed" because that has been the obvious fact from the outset and some folks in the mainstream media--Hello, Orange County Register!--oddly continue to resist writing the plain, simple truth.

Thomas didn't accidentally trip, fall and crack his own face off while standing near sweet, kind, emotionally-stable, non-asshole cops, who did everything they could to save his life. He didn't get a running start, sprint and ram his head into stationary police weapons. He didn't die because of a self-induced drug or alcohol overdose. A tree didn't land on his head. He didn't choke on a mint. A stray bullet didn't find him. A motorist didn't leave the road and run him over on the sidewalk.

Fullerton police surrounded an unarmed Thomas, taunted him like hoodlums and then stole his life with their fists and weapons.

Surely, by now we can all agree that the news here was a killing, not an "altercation," the word the Register loves to employ.

Earl, are you scared? Yeah, Billy Bob. Let's beat off his face and crush his throat.
Okay, Grand Avenue note takers, you don't have to accept my word for it. Ask Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaucaks, who, on Sept. 22, filed second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and excessive force charges against two of the cops. Or, perhaps, read the Sept. 21 coroner's report that proves the cop-inflicted injuries savagely killed Thomas.

You might be able to ignore (though I wouldn't) the Register's cop-friendly descriptions of the killing prior to Sept. 21, but not afterwards.

Get a load of this steaming factoid: Even the cops involved don't deny they killed Thomas. They claim they were justified in killing him because--please note the uniformity between the Register and the cops--of an "altercation" in which all six, heavily-armed cops were--cough, cough--terribly frightened for their lives by the scrawny, 130-pound Thomas and needed to--cough,cough--inflict fatal damage to protect themselves.

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My condolences to the Thomas family, I am truly sorry for your lost, for I was almost Murdered in the same fashion, and in the same Orange County.

On March 9, 2011 several Police brutally ordered a K-9 to attack an unarmed, California Registered (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The California Highway Patrol in Orange County then attempted to cover up the incident.

Malik King, a reportedly “LVN since the age of nineteen” and California Registered Nurse since twenty three years of age, is said to have initially attempted to steal a car. Later it was found he was the owner of that Mercedes. What ensued next on the part of several officers goes well beyond the bounds of simply trying to subdue their suspect.

The several police officers ordered a police K-9 to attack him while he was still fastened in his seat-belt, tasered multiple times while the K-9 attack continued for over one minute and thirty seconds, then hand cuffed, slammed to the ground, hog tied, beat and kicked in the head until unconscious. He was then taken to jail, accused of multiple felonies, and had to pay $50,000 for bail.

Despite witnesses and the clear brutality of the beating, tasering, and ordered dog attack, California Highway patrol allowed several officers to remain active and attempted a cover-up.

Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive”. By signing this petition you agree that “unreasonable” or “excessive force” was used on Malik A. King on March 9, 2011 in California Orange County.

The beating of Mr. King is sickening and disturbing. The police involved in the beating and cover up must be brought to justice. Tell Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to thoroughly investigate and prosecute the officers involved in the brutality of Malik A. King,LVN,RN.


I bet Whiting doesn't have to submit questions in writing or wait 10 days for a response.


Why doesn't the mother sue the OCR? 


I seldom read the Register, of course unless I want the government whitewashed side of any story. Just like getting any honest news from the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, A person must read foreign news accounts to hear what really happened instead of "PIO authorized (cut N paste) newsclips" Didn't Thom Brokaw admit that in a british interview? I trust nothing in a media owned by a few corporate interests where the bottom line is more important than the truth. It will only get worse if the Corporate sponsored Internet censorship bills pass Congress, (Oh you have not heard of them? perhaps because news Corporations support the bills) Is it no surprise even Village Voice Media has not published one word of it? They are guised as protecting copyrighted information from being distributed on line. Our own Senator Diane Feinstein has been pushing the bills, (which is one reason I will not support her in her run for re-election).This and her support for the Patriot Act, which is far from patriotic.

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